Hooray for the weekend!!
Saturday Fun and Music!
Come to the Palmer Park Arts Market between 10:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. and celebrate the Carnival season with over 100 of your favorite visual artists, tasty food and drink, live music, and kid's activities in beautiful Palmer Park on the corner of S. Carrollton and Claiborne. Live Music begins at 1:00 with Higher Heights, followed by Eve's Lucky Planet at 2:30. NEW AT THE ARTS MARKET - BICYCLE VALET! The Arts Council of New Orleans is excited to bring Bike Easy and their Bicycle Valet service to Palmer Park. As seen at other area events and Festivals, the secure parking of Bicycle Valet is like coat check for your bike. Now you can come shop your favorite local artists on 2 wheels, instead of 4.
AND THE BIG EVENT OF THE DAY!!! Head on over to the Quarters and the Louisiana Music Factory (210 Decatur) and join New Orleans’ “Best Record Store” and WWOZ personality Bill deTurk for an amazing celebration today!!. Beginning at Noon and lasting all afternoon, enjoy surprises and FREE music by Kermit Ruffins, John Boutte’, Little Freddie King, Stooges Brass Band, Preservation Hall Jazz Band and a special guest performance! There will be CDs on sale along with the usual merriment that happens on Saturday afternoons at what the Travel Channel calls New Orleans’ Best Kept Secret. Barry and the Louisiana Music Factory survive as an example of all that is great about the New Orleans people, culture, and music. Celebrate Bill deTurk’s birthday, the anniversary for everyone at the Louisiana Music Factory, and spend an amazing Saturday afternoon going out to hear some Live Local Music!
More Saturday Music!
Chicke Wah Wah (2828 Canal) has Mark Mullins with special guests this Saturday night at 10:00 pm!! You know Mark from Bonerama - I'm sure it's going to be one kickin' show!! There's a cover, but it's definitely worth the dinero!!
Frenchmen Street is kickin' with music! d.b.a. (618 Frenchmen) has John Boutte' at 8:00 pm and then come on back for the late show with Joe Krown Trio with Walter Wolfman Washington & Russell Batiste at 11:00 pm - they're sure to please (there's a small cover, but you don't want to miss out on the music!!)
The Spotted Cat (623 Frenchmen) has a triple header starting early with Shaye Cohn at 3:00 pm, Panorama Jazz Band at 6:00 pm and top off the night with Dominick Grillo & The Frenchmen St. All Stars again at 10:00 pm!!
And curb your hunger for food and music over at Three Muses (536 Frenchmen)...Get some yummy food and listen to the sounds of the Rob Wagner Trio at 6:30 pm and stay on for the Frenchmen Street Jug Band at 10:00 pm.
Sunday Fun and Music!
Here's a Sunday Special Feature!!
Join the New Orleans Film Society to watch the Oscars® live on the BIG SCREEN at the Prytania Theatre for an unofficial screening of the 84th Annual Academy Awards®. Walk the red carpet in your finest glam garb—or come dressed as a character from your favorite nominated film (Girl With the Dragon Tattoo anyone? Or how about wearing a Bridesmaids dress? Or a Descendants Hawaiian shirt?). Also, be ready to flaunt your film knowledge for Oscar trivia! Prizes will be awarded to all trivia and costume winners. Doors open at 6:00 p.m., show starts at 7:00 p.m. There is a suggested donation of $20 for NOFS members and $25 for non-members. Admission includes complimentary food, beer and wine, small popcorn, and soda.
Sunday Brunch and More!
Grab some delicious brunch and delight in the sounds of the Courtyard Kings starting up at 11:00 am over at Cafe' Rani (2917 Magazine)...Nothing like some Bloody Marys and some great music! And there's more great brunch and food over on the Avenue at the Columns Hotel (3811 St. Charles Ave.) with guitarist Chip Wilson...I'm sure he'll be singing about gin and mimosas!!
There's an early and late show over at Three Muses (536 Frenchmen) - come early for the French sounds Raphael Bas & Norbert Slama at 5:30 and stay on for Anthony Cuccia at 8:00 pm! Delicious food and great music!!
There's more brass in the Warehouse District over at the Howlin' Wolf - "The Den" (901 S. Peters) with Brass Band Sundays with The Hot 8 Brass Band playing at 9:30 pm! (I'm guessing there's a cover)
Alrighty, well that should keep you busy this today and tomorrow...If you're looking for more fun stuff to do...check out the WWOZ Livewire - http://www.wwoz.org/new-orleans-community/music-calendar!!